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Statement by the Institute of National Remembrance in connection with the article published on the wPrawo.pl website

On 5 October 2019 the article entitled "Żydokomuna to fakt historyczny!" [Judeo-communism is a historical fact!] was published on the wPrawo.pl.

 

 In the article, Prof. Krzysztof Szwagrzyk talks, among others, about exhumations in Volhynia and "the time of the Cursed Soldiers". In connection with the above mentioned publication, the Institute of National Remembrance states that:

  1. The words included in the title of the article: "Żydokomuna to fakt historyczny!" [Judeo-communism is a historical fact!] were not uttered by the IPN’s Deputy President Prof. Krzysztof Szwagrzyk in conversation with Jacek Międlar, the author of the article, and were inaccurately ascribed to him.

  2. Jacek Międlar, while conducting the conversation, repeatedly tried to obtain his interlocutor’s confirmation of the thesis promoted by him about the existence of the Judeo-communism phenomenon, which was not in any way confirmed by Prof. Krzysztof Szwagrzyk.

  3. The IPN’s Deputy President, when asked about the representation of Polish people of Jewish descent in the communist apparatus of repression in Poland, gave the numbers established in the course of scientific research conducted by the Institute of National Remembrance in the years 2003–2005. He also added that the purpose of the research had not been to determine the representation of Polish people of Jewish descent but to determine the nationality of the management of the communist security apparatus.

  4. The editorial office of the website of wPrawo.pl was asked to correct and immediately change the title of the article in which the words attributed to Prof. Krzysztof Szwagrzyk were not actually spoken by him.

IPN’s Acting Spokesperson
Adam Stefan Lewandowski

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